Apple’s wireless AirPods earphones have been a big hit, but if you don’t like sticking things in your ears, they may not appeal. Never fear: Apple may well be working on some ‘over-ear’ wireless headphones, according to a report from Bloomberg. It claimed that Apple is “working on at least two variations, including a premium version with leather-like fabrics and a fitness-focused model that uses lighter, breathable materials with small perforations”.
The devices are expected to be modular, so that owners can swap parts in and out to customise their look (“like they do with the Apple Watch”). Siri voice control and noise-cancellation technology is also expected to be included, although the proposed launch date of later this year may yet be affected by Covid-19 disruption.
In a report earlier this year, research firm Strategy Analytics estimated that Apple sold nearly 60m AirPods in 2019, making them “the dominant Bluetooth headset in terms of sales volumes and revenues”. Apple’s Beats subsidiary already sells its own line of wireless headphones.
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